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Bishop's ChapelWoodblock, Looking back.  A brief look at the reduction woodblock process of creating "Bishop's Chapel".  The process starts by transferring a drawing onto the block which is then carved incrementally, printing a color between each carving. This carve/print process is repeated for each color variation until the image eventually comes together.   Using the Japanese method of printing, I am able to focus on and print segments of the block. This segmentation allows me to develop the value and color progressions that establish form and mood within the image.

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The large woodblock of Bishop's Chapel is pretty much done. Just a few color accents and on to framing.

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 I have two double sided blocks that I spent the last two days sorting out what gets printed and then did the carving. The beauty of the moku hangan process is that I can print multiple color runs within a day.

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 Time to start the carve for the final color accent on the flowers in the foreground of the Bishop's Lodge woodblock.

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The first color printed always seems so drastic and I wonder "what have I done?"

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